Archive for November, 2008

New DVD Series “Adventures of Walker and Ping Ping” Puts Fun into Learning About Chinese Culture

Posted in Press Releases on November 14th, 2008

The Adventures of Walker & Ping Ping

In the Tradition of Dora the Explorer, Award-Winning DVD Series Puts the Fun in Learning the Fundamentals of Chinese Culture & Language

Initial Titles, “The Great Wall” and “The Chinese Market”
 Launch onto DVD January 20, 2009 for Chinese New Year

New York (Nov. 14) – Get ready for some exciting adventures in the Middle Kingdom!  New friends Walker and Ping Ping are ready to introduce young explorers to life, culture and language in the beautiful land of China in the engaging new series The Adventures of Walker & Ping Ping, launching onto DVD January 20, 2009 — just in time for Chinese New Year — from Little Emperor LLC.

Like the popular Dora the Explorer series, each episode of The Adventures of Walker & Ping Ping addresses viewers directly right from the start, instantly engaging children and inviting them along to learn about a new culture and language – in this case, China and Chinese.  This delightful new series takes teaching the language a step further by displaying the Chinese words on screen in both characters and phonetics, using visual instruction to capitalize on your child’s natural ability to learn new words quickly when started early enough.  This, along with the introduction of fun new friends and exciting adventures with specific tasks, makes this award-winning series an instant favorite to add to any home library.

In, “The Great Wall,” we meet Walker, a happy-go-lucky boy who has just moved to Hong Kong with his parents.  While out with his dog Jack, he bumps (literally) into Ping Ping, an amiable Chinese girl, and the pair become fast friends.  Ping Ping takes Walker to meet her grandfather, Grandpa Joss, an adventurer with a fascinating collection of artifacts and trinkets.  It’s not long before the three are off for an adventure of their own, exploring one of the Seven Wonders of the World — the Great Wall of China.  But before they can return home, they must first collect three symbols (a requisite of any adventure) – water from the Bohai Sea, sand from the Gobi Desert and a chop from a desert merchant.

Next, it’s an adventure to “The Chinese Market.”  Once again, Walker, Ping Ping and Grandpa Joss must gather three symbols before returning home.  No problem thanks to help from market friends Mr. Chen, who gets them their Chinese puppet (#1) and Mr Li, who makes them their dumplings (#2).  After a lesson in calligraphy, they collect their scroll (#3) and, with a brief toot on their enchanted flute, the mission is complete!

The Adventures of Walker & Ping Ping DVD series is recommended for ages 3 – 8. Both titles are available on one combination DVD for SRP of $21.99 and with a running time of approximately 50 minutes.  Each episode is available individually for a running time of approximately 25 minutes and an SRP of $11.99.  Visit www.walkerandpingping.com.

The Adventures of Walker & Ping Ping has received numerous honors including the iParenting Media Award and Dove Foundation Family-Approved Seal, which said of the series, “the incredible amount of information captures your attention right from the start. This DVD provides a wonderful introduction to the country of China with a concentration on its geography. A fabulous teaching tool.” The series is also an official selection at the 2009 Kids First Film Festival.
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Engaging New DVD Series How’d They Build That? Revs Up Children’s Curiosity and Knowledge About Big Rigs

Posted in Press Releases on November 14th, 2008

Come Learn About Cons-TRUCK-tion!

 

Engaging New DVD Series

How’d They Build That?

Revs Up Children’s Curiosity and Knowledge About Big Rigs

 

Initial Titles in the Launch Fire Truck and Big Truck
Motor Into Stores November 18, 2008 From Marvelous Media

 

 

Los Angeles, CA (Nov. 14, 2008)We see them everyday on our nation’s highways, byways and neighborhood roads.  They haul, transport, deliver and even race to a variety of destinations providing services and supplies needed everyday.  They are America’s trucks.  Now, in the engaging new DVD series How’d They Build That?, vehicle enthusiasts of every age can learn all about how these important motorized tools of society are created from the frame up.  The first two titles, “Fire Truck” and “Big Truck,” deliver into stores November 18th from Marvelous Media.

 

Each How’d They Build That? program takes viewers along for an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at some of the country’s most renowned assembly plants, showing how different types of vehicles – emergency, utility, delivery, construction, service and agricultural – are built, from frame stamping to assembly, engine installation to paint, to final inspection and activation. 

 

Filmed in visually striking high-definition, How’d They Build That? combines live action with vivid, virtual 3-D animation, along with onscreen “Fun Facts” – which provides both interesting trivia and simple explanations of technical terminology – the series is sure to excite anyone who ever wondered where some of our most important big rigs come from.  So start your engines and gear up for a truckin’ good time!

 

The initial titles in the How’d They Build That? series include:
“Fire Truck” – Take a tour of the Seagrave Fire Apparatus plant in Clintonville, Wisconsin, the oldest continuously operating fire truck manufacturer in the U.S.  Learn about Frederick Seagrave and how he went from orchard ladder maker to fire vehicle industrialist.  Watch how, still to this day, human hands work side by side with the most modern of technology to construct each truck.  Find out the differences between the numerous types of fire engines and trucks, what distinguishes them from each other and how each vehicle’s components – including ladders, hoses and safety features – are created, installed and operated.

 

“Big Truck” – Come visit the International Truck Assembly Plant in Springfield, Ohio, which has been in operation for over 100 years and has built more than 5 million trucks.  Watch as the truck-building process is broken down, introducing each plant machine’s function, how the parts are made and assembled and some basic manufacturing terminology, too.  Watch as the passenger cab is formed, how the engine is installed and learn fun facts and trivia along the way as these massive utility, delivery and service trucks are put into operation from start to finish.

 

Future titles in the How’d They Build That? series will include School Bus, Garbage Truck, Locomotive, Big Earthmover, Concrete Mixer Truck, Military Machines and more.  The DVDs are recommended for ages 4 and older and will retail for $8.99.  For more information or to order contact Marvelous Media 888-251-3661 or visit www.marvelousmedia.net. How’d They Build That? is also available for sale at amazon.com and other online retailers. 

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Press Information:
Andrea Blain
Andrea Blain Public Relations
9750 Crawford Ave.
Skokie, IL 60076
847-933-9884 phone
847-673-5836 fax

andrea@andreablainpr.com